Planetology of Mars
Geology 2500 W 10:00-1050
Instructors: Dave Kriegler and Harmon
Introduction to seminar.
Week 2: Craters
on Mars and the age of the crust.
Week 3: Martian
geophysics (including atmosphere).
Week 4: Volcanism
Week 5: Tectonics on Mars.
Week 6: Mars as a desert.
Week 7: Rivers and oceans on Mars.
Week 8: Canyons on Mars.
Week 9: Glaciers on Mars.
Week 10: Mars Ice Cap.
Week 11: Where is the water?
Week 12: Has there been or is there
life on Mars?
Week 13: System behavior on Mars
Week 14: The face on Mars.
Week 15: Presentations and presentations.
Grade based on:
Paper and presentation: Summary
of the geology of a selected area on Mars.
- exam - 25%
- paper - 25%
- presentation - 25%
- attendance/discussion - 25%
Background image: USGS image of Mars.